October 23, 2015
The year in review for new laws, new trends, and new products that help keep our salons clean.
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October 9, 2015
October 6, 2015 was the deadline for all New York nail salon owners to acquire wage bonds. Some, but not all, have complied.
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August 20, 2015
Nail salons in New York are bracing for a new law that will require all salons to be bonded by October 6, 2015. Meanwhile, state board inspectors in Connecticut conducted a blitz of inspections this month, resulting in a significant number of closures for noncompliance.
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July 17, 2015
Why it’s important — and conscientious — for everyone in the nail business to know their state legislation and employee labor laws.
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July 10, 2015
The NYT story on exploited nail techs got the industry talking about how to enforce fair wages. Is new legislation the answer or should we just be better at following laws already on the books?
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May 12, 2015
NAILS Magazine and VietSALON Magazine applaud the New York Times exposé of the appalling exploitation of nail salon workers in certain communities and urge increased consumer awareness and enforcement efforts.
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September 24, 2014
Utah is phasing in a law requiring a source capture system at workstations where acrylics are applied.
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February 5, 2014
Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.
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August 21, 2013
This year there were over 250 individual services performed on policymakers, regulators, and staffers by more than 40 beauty professionals who volunteered their time and expertise to showcase the world of beauty.
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June 27, 2013
You can provide input to the NIC’s review of whether the licensure test meets real-world requirements.
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April 25, 2013
Celebrity hairstylist Tabatha Coffey speaks about beauty licensing and the threat of deregulation. Take action to protect beauty licensing and educate your clients about the issue. Learn more at http://probeauty.org/iam.
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April 24, 2013
Just one citation from your state board could have you floundering for cash (and turning red in the face from the humiliation of signing the violation form). NAILS contacted the U.S. states with the largest numbers of nail salons to find out what the most common violations are — and how you can make sure your salon is in the clear.
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March 13, 2013
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
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February 19, 2013
San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program aims to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.
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September 11, 2012
All too often, cosmetology schools in the U.S. aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to educating future nail technicians. For nail schools to get all As when it comes to training students for the real salon world, we need more dedicated nail instructors, increased hours, and a commitment to more than just the state board exam.
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